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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 8/12/18, 3:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,078
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: What is the Survival Rate For Home Inspectors?

Well I did not mention any names but glad you spoke up though and yes your statement did bother me at the time. Glad you made it though, many don't.


Thanks for the invite to Boulder but I am...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/11/18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Getting Nuked

Looking at the sunset a couple of evening ago it looked like someone dropped the big one;-)
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 8/11/18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,078
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: What is the Survival Rate For Home Inspectors?

I luv these regurgitated threads sometimes they are useful sometimes not so much.


I have been in this business for a long time and have seen people come and go like a revolving door. Have I done...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 8/7/18, 8:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 229
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Plumbing Rough in for Slab

No sand no pass;-);-)
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 8/4/18, 8:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Found with thermal

I don't find many domestic water lines in a attic here only if there has been a leak beneath the slab foundation then they are routed to the attic but the home I imaged the lines were all beneath...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 8/3/18, 8:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Found with thermal

That is correct I don't normally see a tank with water in it warmer than it's surroundings and it had been flushed several times. The lines down the side are reflections.
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 8/3/18, 6:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Found with thermal

Lets play what is it, I saw this today and it looked strange so I captured the images just for giggles tell me what it is???????
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 8/2/18, 7:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Found with thermal

When I find confirmed moisture with IR and a moisture meter as in the first two images I always try to determine the source. The moisture was on the ceiling in a upstairs closet and when I entered...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 8/2/18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Found with thermal

This thermal job lasted about two hours onsite but required 7 hours drive time to and from the job site. In my area this profession requires windshield time.


The thermal image is of two small...
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 7/23/18, 5:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Seven Spanish Angles

Thanks guys I appreciate your thoughts but on the bright side today is my 50th anniversary of my wife putting up with me. Not many people can :mrgreen::mrgreen:
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 7/21/18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Seven Spanish Angles

Carried another Angle home. Mary Mishoe was my Mother-in-Law, we made a very unexpected trip to NJ.





https://dlfuneral.com/tribute/details/968/Mary-Mishoe/obituary.html...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/14/18, 9:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Strange central air duct

What area of T town are we talking about I do very little residential in Tulsa mostly commercial
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/12/18, 3:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/11/18, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Strange central air duct

I inspected a 1952 model home this week with a slab foundation, almost unheard of in Okla in 1952. What was even more strange was it had central supply air duct beneath the slab with a horizontal...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 7/7/18, 9:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: 2 single pole instead of double pole

A gas fired wall heater typically has a 120 volt single PH motor as from the factory, it is a fractional HP. If in fact it was a 240 volt motor which I doubt someone changed it out after the fact....
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 7/4/18, 9:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: The Importance of Marketing

Generic cards implies cheap plain Jane second rate beginners. Never did like generic anything. I leave cards every where and I want them to shine like a

Diamond in a goats Butt;-);-)
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 7/4/18, 9:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: The Importance of Marketing

I use a two sided business card as I advertise my inspections on one side and my thermal on the other side, works great for me. (Nachi designed)



To change the subject I lost one of my...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/27/18, 1:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Buyer Not Present During Inspection - Any Tips?

In today's world act just like the buyer was present as you may be on candid camera by the seller.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/25/18, 3:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Robocalls have got to STOP!!!

I can tell you how to get rid of them but you hate me also so I won't tell you:twisted::D
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/20/18, 6:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Now what? :)

Yes my software is HIP (Home Inspector Pro) It was easy for me not being high in computer technology to start using
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/20/18, 3:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Now what? :)

If your Ready to pull the trigger just set it up as if you had your license. Just remember though you only get one chance to make a first impression, if you advertise and are not able to produce??????
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 6/19/18, 4:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Rough Start

Hang in there Okies don't give up or give out, there is always light at the end of the tunnel
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/13/18, 7:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Carrier Ham can?????

Been a long time since I found one of these carrier units we use to call them (the Ham Can). I installed 52 of them on a new apartment complex in the early 70's

This one today was dead but was...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 6/13/18, 5:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,377
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Re: Found with thermal

William here is one just for you found this morning on a 5K home. I don't leave my camera in the case on a home inspection. How would I know if that knife blade was loose by looking at it. I guess if...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 6/12/18, 9:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Charley L. Bottger
Another use for my IR camera

I found another anomaly today that I had never thought about before. The thermal overloads on an electrical furnace have female spade connectors on the wire that fit over the male side of the...
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